Junior forward Lauren Martin scored the game-winning goal for the Wildcats
Martin Goal Sends New Hampshire Past Boston University, 4-3
Junior forward Lauren Martin scored the game-winning goal for the Wildcats

DURHAM, N.H. -- Tamara Thiérus (Saint-Jérôme, Quebec) scored two second-period goals to propel the University of New Hampshire women's hockey team rally and defeat the No. 8 Boston University Terriers, 4-3, at the Whittemore Center on Saturday evening.

The Wildcats were down two goals heading into the second period but scored three unanswered goals and answered BU's game-tying third period goal just 32 seconds later to record the win.

UNH goaltender Ava Boutilier (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island) made 28 saves. BU goalie Kate Stuart recorded a total of 26 saves.

New Hampshire (1-3-0) is scheduled to return to action Dec. 11-12 at home vs. Maine. BU (1-1-0) recorded a 31-30 shot advantage.


- The 'Cats held the Terriers from scoring early and killed off the only penalty of the period.

- Clare O'Leary capitalized on an awkward bounce and netted the puck to give BU a 1-0 lead at 18:35.

- Less than a minute later, Jesse Compher found the back of the net for the Terriers and extended their lead to 2-0 at 19:18.


- Thiérus sent one home at 1:35 to cut the BU lead in half. Nicole Kelly (Brantford, Ontario) fed Thiérus a pass in the slot and she skated it right to the front of the net and buried it. Emily Rickwood (Brantford, Ontario) was credited with the secondary assist.

- Thiérus scored her second goal of the game at 8:32 tying the game at 2 when she snapped the puck to the top left corner of the net. Kelly sent a cross ice pass to Thiérus, who was able to bury it. Brianna Legros (New Liskeard, Ontario) also tallied an assist.

- Midway through the period, Boutilier made fantastic back-to-back saves to keep the game tied at 2.

- Jada Christian (Caledon East, Ontario) gave the 'Cats the go-ahead goal at 17:10 after she backhanded the puck to the bottom left side of the net. Brianna Brooks (Whitby, Ontario), with the initial shot on goal, and Ciara Wall (Hampton, N.H.) posted assists.


- Julia Nearis netted a power-play goal at 6:43 to tie the game at 3-3.

- Lauren Martin (Cambridge, Ontario) knocked the puck in off of Emily Rickwood's (Brantford, Ontario) rebound at 7:15. Martin's eventual game-winning goal allowed UNH to regain the lead, 4-3.

- BU's Stuart went to the bench with just under a minute left in exchange for an extra attacker, but the Wildcats' defensive effort did not allow another shot to get through to Boutilier.


- Thiérus recorded three goals and one assist for four points this weekend. She has scored a goal each of the past three games and has tallied a point all four games this season.

- Legros recorded her first career point with the second-period assist.

- Kelly recorded her first career multiple-point game with two assists. She finished with three assists in the two-game series.

- Rickwood matched her career high of two assists.

- UNH's first line scored three of the four goals. In addition to Thierus' two strikes, Martin netted one.


- UNH fell to BU on Friday night in a tight 2-1 matchup.

- With tonight's win, UNH broke BU's win streak of three games against the 'Cats.


UNH (4)- Tamara Thiérus (2), Jada Christian, Lauren Martin BU (3)- Clare O'Leary, Jesse Compher, Julia Nearis


UNH (8)- Nicole Kelly (2), Emily Rickwood (2), Brianna Legros, Brianna Brooks, Ciara Wall, Tamara Thiérus

BU (6)- Kristina Schuler (2), Courtney Correia (2), Kaleigh Donnelly, Clare O'Leary


UNH- Ava Boutilier 12-9-7-28 (3 GA) (60:00) {W}
BU- Kate Stuart 9-12-5-26 (4 GA) (58:57) {L}


UNH: 4-8
BU: 1-2


UNH: 0-1
BU: 1-4

Game Summary

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Game statistics
31 Shots 30
1 / 4 Power Plays 0 / 1
1 / 2 PIM 4 / 8
1-1-0 Records 1-3-0
Boston University New Hampshire
Clare O'Leary (1)
Jesse Compher (2)
Tamara Thiérus (3)
Tamara Thiérus (4)
Jada Christian (2)
Julia Nearis (2)
3rd/6:43 PP
Lauren Martin (1)
3rd/7:15  GW
Boston University New Hampshire
Kate Stuart
58:57, 26 Saves, 4 GA
(L, 0-1-0)

Empty Net
1:03, 0 GA
Ava Boutilier
60:00, 28 Saves, 3 GA
(W, 1-2-0)